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The Amateur Biologist

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The Amateur Biologist

The Amateur Biologist

Scientific American

Carlson Shawn

228 pages, parution le 19/02/2002

Résumé

From the longest-running column in Scientific American's history comes this collection of fascinating projects for amateur biology buffs, science teachers, and students. From measuring insect metabolism, to growing plants in the lab, to discovering the pleasures of slime molds and pond scum, this unique book will satisfy a variety of biological interests. Filled with fascinating facts, clear step-by-step instructions and helpful tips, Scientific American The Amateur Biologist will take you on a hands-on journey of discovery to the natural world.

Contents

Foreword.
Introduction.

PART 1: MISCELLANEOUS TECHNIQUES.

1. Video Microscope.
2. Electrophoresis.
3. Measuring Metabolism of Small Animals.
4. High Altitude Chamber.
5. Tin-Can Kymograph.
6. Microscopy: Subtle Secrets and Advanced Techniques.

PART 2: BOTANY.

7. Museum Secrets for Preserving Plants.
8. Growing Plants in a Controlled Environment.
9. The Essence of Hydroponics.
10. Geotropism: The Effects of Gravity on Plant Growth.
11. Exploring Growth Inhibitors.
12. Experiments with Substances that Stimulate Plant Growth.
13. The Effects of Ultrasonics on Plant Development.

PART 3: CELLULAR BIOLOGY.

14. The Pleasures of Pond Scum.
15. Experiments with Animal Cells.
16. Exploring Slime Molds.
17. Fabulous Phototaxis.

PART 4: ENTOMOLOGY.

18. Lovely Lepidoptera.
19. Measuring Insect Metabolism.
20. Getting Inside an Ant's Head.
21. Detecting Insect Heartbeats.
22. Learning in Sow Bugs.

PART 5: MICROBIOLOGY.

23. Mouse Genetic.
24. Fruit Fly Genetics.
25. Spooling the Stuff of Life.

Glossary
Further Reading
Supplier List
Organizations
Index

Caractéristiques techniques

  PAPIER
Éditeur(s) Wiley
Auteur(s) Carlson Shawn
Parution 19/02/2002
Nb. de pages 228
Format 19 x 23,5
Couverture Broché
Poids 432g
Intérieur Noir et Blanc
EAN13 9780471382812
ISBN13 978-0-471-38281-2

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